Want to try CBD but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered…
CBD oil is the cannabis-derived, non-intoxicating supplement that’s taken the wellness world by storm in the past few years. The Home Office have declared CBD is legal in the UK, and shops have leapt at the opportunity to sell CBD oil. Touted for its wide array of benefits (most of which scientists are still trying to verify), CBD oil has become one of the UK’s favourite supplements. But with so many choices to choose from, it can be hard to know what’s a great deal and what’s a scam.
With that in mind, here’s a quick guide to help simplify your CBD shopping.
These are the three most important things to consider when buying CBD oil:
This refers to the compounds present in CBD oil (especially THC). Full spectrum CBD contains tiny traces of THC that scientists believe ‘boost’ the power of other compounds through a synergistic interplay known as ‘the entourage effect.’ Broad spectrum CBD is processed to remove its THC, though it retains the other compounds, while CBD isolate contains nothing but the titular ingredient.
The total amount of CBD in an oil is important, but it doesn’t tell the full story. For example, 1000mg of CBD in a 30ml vial is impressive—but the same amount of CBD in a 300ml bottle means you’re unlikely to get the results you desire.
Since CBD products aren’t tested by the UK government, reputable brands send their CBD oil to third-party labs for inspection. This ensures the oil contains as much CBD as the label claims—and also that it’s free from harmful contaminants.
Now, let’s look at some of the UK’s best CBD oils on the market today.
To (hopefully) give your brain a break from high-intensity product comparisons, we’ve rounded up three of the UK’s best CBD oils, with one selection from each of the three main categories:
Available in orange and natural flavours, each 30ml vial of fourfivecbd’s 1000mg CBD Oil is lab tested for purity and potency. This full spectrum CBD oil comes in a handy spray bottle, making it ideal for athletes and people who never stop moving. It’s made with 100 percent natural ingredients, and is vegan/vegetarian friendly as well. Price £59.99
If you’re in the market for a broad spectrum CBD oil, this 10ml product from Cannateo is a solid option. Whilst the price is a bit high, this non-GMO organic CBD oil is made from hemp grown in the European Union (EU) and tested by independent laboratories. Price: £89.90
CBD isolate oils don’t come much better than the lab-tested 0% THC CBD Oil from fourfivecbd. Like its full spectrum counterpart, this oil is made with all-natural vegan ingredients—and it’s also mixed with MCT oil, which helps your body absorb and process CBD more efficiently. The company also has a customer-friendly return policy for added peace of mind. Price £69.99
One last thing: if you’re considering taking CBD oil of any kind, it’s a good idea to tell your medical professional first. After all, you’d check in with them if you were making a significant change to your diet or exercise regimen—the same logic should apply when taking a new supplement.If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, seek medical advice before consuming CBD products. For healthy adults, the FSA recommends no more than 70mg a day (about 28 drops of 5% CBD) unless under medical direction.
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